Zakiya Smith

Having just gained a diploma in business management, Zakiya tragically lost her 14-year old younger brother to knife crime. After the tragic loss she redirected her life and started studying for a degree in midwifery, this helped her to have a closer bond to the community of Hackney and help to encourage new families into having a strong impact in their children’s lives.

Zakiya has always had a strong connection with her local community and young people, often being the one they turn to when seeking advice and guidance.

Becoming a new mother to a boy and then losing his father to street violence her passion for helping the young people of today has grown even stronger, to now joining the Inspired Futures team, to be at the forefront in guiding, encouraging and empowering the young Kings and Queens of the World.